Adam Torres first appeared with his self released debut album ‘Nostra Nova’ in 2006 and it has taken ten years for the folk singer-songwriter to return. In his musical absence he has spent the past decade volunteering in Ecuador, completing a graduate degree in Texas, and working to improve the water quality of the Rio Grande River; this is one young man who has definitely not let the grass grow under his feet!
In addition to this, Adam Torres continued to write songs, hundreds of them in fact, of which some were released as demos in 2012, but it is only now with his upcoming album ‘Pearls To Swine’ that we are to see a completed follow-up.
This album is due for release on the 9th of this month and remarkably only took the Austin musician just over a week to record direct to tape, but the content does not reflect this quick turn-around for these are songs to linger and ponder over.
The songs on ‘Pearls To Swine‘ are often about landscapes, both physical and emotional and today’s song, “Juniper Arms” is a song about his birthplace of Albuquerque, N.M. The power and grace in Torres vocals is so evident in this track, it is stunning. Listen/Watch above.
Adam Torres – “Pearls to Swine” is out September 9th via Fat Possum Records